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February 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(2):348-350. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880200138011

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A Case for Diagnosis (Lupus Erythematosus?). Presented by Dr. J. C. Graham.  W. J., a man, aged 35, complained of a pinhead-sized, erythematous area on the right side of the nose. It had been present for three months and had been growing progressively larger until at the time of presentation it had reached the size of a ten cent piece. The lesion was treated by freezing with ethyl chloride, and it became slightly smaller. The patient presented a dime-sized, smooth, sharply outlined, dark red papule over the right side of the nose. Scarring was present.

DISCUSSION  Dr. E. W. Abramowitz: This is probably a case of lupus erythematosus of a markedly telangiectatic type. The location, short duration and patulous follicles favor that diagnosis. The absence of scaling may be explained by the recent application of an ointment.Dr. B. Throne: I do not think that it is a case of

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